|Salary:||£65,578 to £69,567 per annum|
|Placed On:||29th March 2023|
|Closes:||24th April 2023|
The University of Brighton is seeking to appoint a new Head of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) to lead our extensive portfolio of ITE provision in the highly successful School of Education. Applications are welcomed from colleagues working in either university- or school-based ITE, with experience and evidence of successful leadership of ITE programmes, ideally across a range of different phases and routes. The School offers an extensive range ITE provision, including:
The School has a dedicated Partnership Office coordinating placements and partnership development work, and other professional services staff dedicated to supporting all our ITE activity. Our valued training partners contribute significantly to the strategic development of ITE and, as an institution, we are the sponsor of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. Our strategic priority of putting students at the heart of everything we do is consistently reflected in excellent National Student Survey (NSS) outcomes for our undergraduate Primary ITE courses.
The successful applicant will be the strategic lead for ITE, working closely with: the Dean and Associates Deans and our School Operations Manager in the School Executive team; our ITE Academic Subject Leads (ASLs); and ITE Partnership and Administrative leads. We have a wonderful group of internal and external colleagues working in ITE, who ensure that our student teachers go on to make a real difference to the life chances of young people they work with in schools and other settings. As a senior member of the School’s leadership team, we are seeking an outstanding leader with excellent interpersonal skills who has a track record of ITE innovation and partnership development work. The successful candidate will also demonstrate their firm commitment and ambition to ensuring the School retains its outstanding national reputation for teacher education in the next phase of our development.
We believe in principled and research-informed ITE and our staff are actively involved in a range of research and knowledge exchange activities. We welcome applicants who recognise and are committed to their own scholarship and promoting the scholarship of others in teaching and teacher education, or associated fields, and who can support and champion colleagues and our student teachers in this endeavour.
The School of Education is situated in excellent facilities at our Falmer campus. We pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive School and university, creating a sense of both belonging and becoming for all our students and staff. We are fortunate to have dedicated specialist teaching spaces for teacher education, including an exceptional Curriculum Centre. We are excited to be appointing a new Head of ITE who can continue to shape and drive forward our evolving vision for ITE in a dynamic policy landscape in collaboration with our staff and external partners and stakeholders.
For more information on the School of Education and our ITE provision, please visit our webpages here. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Dean of the School of Education, Dr Cathy Gower at C.P.Gower@brighton.ac.uk.
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